100% clean electricity in Calif. by 2045

In September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 100 setting a target of 100 percent clean electricity across the state by 2045. The same day, Brown signed an executive order announcing the goal to eliminate carbon emissions, or achieve carbon neutrality, in the state within the same timeframe. California has consistently beaten its clean-energy targets, and currently consumes just 8 percent of the U.S.’s electricity despite accounting for 12 percent of the country’s population.